Thursday, December 2, 2010

Teachers: Call Before You Dig!

I stumbled upon the following blog post and thought it appropriate to share with you all. It is a well-written piece on why teachers should not take their students out on a "dig".

The blog post "Teachers: Call Before You Dig!" is part of the Florida Public Archaeology Network's blog "The Dirt on Public Archaeology".

Read the blog post here

NH Teachers: If you are interested in having your students partake in an archaeological excavation be sure to involve a professional archaeologist. Please call me at 271.6568 or contact the NH Archaeological Society for assistance. In addition, there are a number of archaeology field schools that take place all around NH, including ones through SCRAP and Strawbery Banke Museum.
And, remember that October is Archaeology Month in NH where a variety of archaeology-related activities take place throughout the State.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Project Archaeology at Boston Museum of Science Archaeology Fair

The Boston Museum of Science held their annual Archaeology Fair in October.
Visitors to the Project Archaeology booth made their own "rock art" by carving symbols that represent their own culture. Also featured below are photos of participants "excavating" artifacts at the Strawbery Banke Museum Booth run by Sheila.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Suggested Readings

This was an email I received from Angela who attended both the 2007 and the 2010 workshop:

Dear Shelia, Tanya & Terry,

Thank you again for such a wonderful day! The beautiful picture book I told of and promised title for, (which would make a fantastic resource to share for both you and teachers,) in relation to site, time, defacing, protection and the rescued and restored Delaware carved Turtle Rock which is now in the New York Botanical Garden (not Central Park - oops!) is:

And Still the Turtle Watched by Sheila MacGill-Callahan. 1991 Dial Books.

Terry, Chester B. Price notes in Historic Indian Trails of New Hampshire on pg. 23
#17 -The Pentucket Trails: "The 'Pen-teg-ek' - 'At the place of the River Rapids,' Trails were two of New Hampshire's most historic Indian paths. The southern Pentucket Trail led from Pentucket, now Haverhill, MA to 'Massapaug,' - 'Great Pond" near Kingston, and from the point to 'Pakwa-kek,' - 'At the place of the arrows,' where stones suitable for points were found. This place was near what is now known as Pickpocket Falls."

Thank you,
Angela Klingler - The Storyteller
P.S. Though my thumb throbbed all the way home and was sore for a day, my family was impressed with my first attempt at flint knapping! ;)

Thursday, April 15, 2010

2010 Teacher Workshop

Sheila and I would like to thank all who participated in the Teacher Workshop at the White Mountain National Forest Headquarters in Campton this past Friday.  We hope you all enjoyed the day, had fun and learned about the value of our archaeological record.

Remember, Sheila and I are your Project Archaeology coordinators.  We are here to provide continued support as well as to keep you informed about future learning opportunities.  It is our hope that this blog will facilitate ongoing dialogue about Project Archaeology and archaeology in general.

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